| Oct 6, 2012
There is no word for what Tiffany Jones has done over her last four summers. Literally, no word.
Since 2009, Jones, a social worker at Goodwin Elementary School in Cicero, has spent five to eight weeks of her summer vacations in Ethiopia, helping care...
| Oct 10, 2012
For a generation, hospital and nursing jobs were considered some of the safest in the economy, recessionproof.
Even during the latest downturn — the worst since the Great Depression — hospital employment remained relatively steady,...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Muslims have become the third-largest religious group in the state after Roman Catholics and independent evangelicals. Not to mention, the fastest-growing one.
That's according to a census of American religious congregations unveiled Tuesday in Chicago....
| May 22, 2012
| 7:56 PM
Question: I once lived in Highland Park, Ill., with a cat named Poco. We were inseparable. When he was diagnosed with kidney stones, I had to give him up. I just couldn't afford treatment in 1987.
I still miss Poco very much. How do I ask for forgiveness...
| Nov 5, 2012
Each month, hundreds of vehicle owners make the trek to Illinois Tollway headquarters in Downers Grove or phone the tollway's busy customer service center to make their case against toll violations and fines for which they believe they are not legally...
| Sep 5, 2012
We think about being heart healthy. We think about strengthening our bones. But we rarely pondered the state of our kidneys — that is, until Boston Market announced last month that it was removing salt shakers from the tables at its 476 locations....
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:08 PM
A woman with a history of theft – including using tape and a weighted string to fish cash out of a lock box-- was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for stealing more than $500,000 from a Downers Grove law firm where she worked as a secretary....
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Summer Family Fun in Chicago
Young Eagles Program – Free Airplane Rides for Kids
Young Eagles is a FREE program offered by the EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association is a community of enthusiasts who fly, build and restore recreational...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 3:40 PM
DuPage County has charged a Texas man with having sexually explicit conversations over the Internet with a 13-year-old girl from Downers Grove, authorities said today.
Rudolph Figueroa, 45, of Corpus Christi, Texas, has been extradited to Illinois and is...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 3:47 AM
A Texas man is being charged in Du Page county for having sexual conversations online with a 13-year old girl from Downers Grove.
Rudolph Figueroa, 45, of Corpus Christi, Texas, has been extradited to Illinois and is scheduled to appear Sunday in bond...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:35 PM
A legal secretary who, according to DuPage County prosecutors, used her law firm’s money “as her own personal ATM machine,” pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than a half-million dollars over a five-year period.